As most of you have heard, on August 14, devastation struck Haiti in the form of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that has leveled hospitals, homes, and businesses.
Over 2,200 people have died with many thousands of families left homeless. With the assassination of the Haitian president in July, a new government is attempting to deal with this tragedy.
MAF has been bringing the hope of Jesus and help for physical needs to the people of Haiti since 1986. When a massive earthquake struck in 2010, and Hurricane Matthew hit the island in 2016, MAF responded with their airplanes, partnering with many to help people in need.
MAF airplanes once again took to the sky the day the earthquake struck, delivering medical teams and supplies where major damage was experienced. Return flights have evacuated the injured to Port-au-Prince. Even nine days later, some of the injured finally made it to an airstrip from the countryside, with injuries that included a broken back, broken arms, head trauma, and broken legs. Some had newer injuries from unsafe structures collapsing on them.
While MAF continues to serve the needs of the Haitian people with compassion and the love of Jesus, we need your help. Will you please pray?
- Pray that shelter, food, water, and medical care reaches those who need it most.
- Lift up our staff who are putting in long hours with difficult decisions to make. Pray that they may be strengthened so they can continue to help those in need.
- Pray for the Haitian survivors as they deal with their trauma and daily needs.
Thank you for partnering with us through prayer.
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40 (NIV)